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Detroit firefighter falls two stories battling fire at the old Fisher Body Plant

A Detroit firefighter fell two stories from a ladder bucket Wednesday morning battling a fire at the old Fisher Body Plant. Full News here – Detroit News

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Demo work has begun on Detroit’s abandoned Packard Plant

As promised, last week heavy construction equipment began tearing off loose concrete pieces of the massive, abandoned Packard Plant on Detroit’s east side. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Demolition and rehab begins at the Packard Plant

It’s an activity many thought would never happen: the first steps toward breathing new life into the long decaying Packard Plant. It’s also the first sign that new owner Fernando Palazuelo, who paid just over $ 400,000 for the site, is serious about plans to develop the property. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Crews begin demolition of Packard plant in Detroit

Crews begin demolition of Packard plant in Detroit

Associated Press – Demolition started Friday on a section of the massive and crumbling Detroit Packard auto factory complex — a symbol of the city’s blight and past manufacturing glory. A high reach demolition excavator was used to rip out reinforced concrete exterior wall and floor supports. Resembling a large toothy metal claw, the heavy […]

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Poll: How soon, if ever, will Detroit’s Packard Plant be redeveloped?

Will the Packard Plant actually be redeveloped, and if so, how long will it take? Take a moment to vote in our poll and add your thoughts in the comments section below. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Crain’s week in news, Oct. 4-10: Federal-Mogul opens new plant in Mexico; St. Joseph Mercy Health System CEO to retire

Crain’s staff – Southfield-based Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp. opened a new piston ring manufacturing plant in Puebla, Mexico. Federal-Mogul spent $ 15 million to open the plant, which initially employs 120. The company declined to reveal the square footage of the facility. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business

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Employees of neighborhood bar in shadow of Detroit’s Packard Plant hope for redevelopment, too

If you step outside the front of the bar, you are immediately met with the city’s foremost piece of urban decay: the 3.5-million-square-foot former Packard Automotive Plant. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Packard Plant project manager: Half-billion-dollar Detroit redevelopment is happening

Kari Smith, a historic preservationist and project manager for Arte Express, the Peru-based development firm of Spaniard Fernando Palazuelo, said bringing the sprawling, Albert-Kahn-designed property back to life is seen as a step toward revitalizing the city’s entire east side. Full News here – Detroit News

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Detroit’s Packard Plant revival? Promises of fall demo work, public meeting promoted on Facebook

DETROIT, MI – A group behind the effort to resurrect Detroit’s abandoned Packard Automotive Plant claims demolition crews will conduct work at the site in two weeks before a public meeting next month shares more details about the project. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Visteon Corp. lays off workers at Holland plant it acquired from Johnson Controls

The layoffs affect employees of the electronic business that JCI sold to Van Buren Township-based Visteon for $ 264 million earlier this year. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Ford adds 1,200 jobs at Kansas City plant

Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday it is adding 1,200 new jobs and a second shift at its Kansas City Assembly plant, where it builds the all-new Ford Transit van. Full News here – Detroit News

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2015 Ford Mustang: Pony car production officially underway at Michigan plant

Flat Rock Assembly Plant has produced more than 1 million Mustangs since production moved to the plant in 2004, but Hinrichs said this new model, which celebrates the pony car’s 50th anniversary, is particularly special because it will be sold globally, in more than 110 countries, for the first time. Full News here – Detroit […]

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Transform Automotive to hire 77, invest $42M in Shelby Township plant

Dustin Walsh – Sterling Heights-based Transform Automotive LLC is expanding after landing a new contract to build transmissions parts The machined, metal-stamped and laser-welded parts supplier plans to invest nearly $ 42 million to lease and build out a new manufacturing plant in the Cherry Creek Corporate Park at M-53 and 23 Mile Road in […]

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Detroit’s Packard Plant owner reportedly pays taxes owed on property, wants Banksy back

he owner of the largest shell of industrial blight in Detroit has settled up with Wayne County on delinquent taxes and on ownership disputes Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Can the Old Packard Plant be a “Perfect Town”

(WXYZ) – Fernando Palazuelo, the man who bought the old Packard Plant in Detroit, says developing real estates is like war – you have to know going in if your plan to win or lose is going to work. And for him, there’s no such thing as defeat. So, while many people questioned the wisdom […]

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